A new church forming in Chester, VA
THROUGH NEW LIFE
To cultivate a hopeful community shaped by grace and truth to nourish new life in Christ.
A diverse church body exalting God in discipleship and unity.
OUR DELIGHTFUL GUIDE
The Scriptures are God's chosen means of reliably telling people about Himself and His redemptive purposes, culminating in Jesus. We study, proclaim, and apply His Spirit-inspired and authoritative Word because this is how God brings new life to our thinking, feeling, and acting.
OUR GRACIOUS CALLING
Every person is born spiritually dead in sin, but God graciously sent His Son as the atoning sacrifice so that anyone who repents and puts their faith in Jesus receives forgiveness, adoption, and eternal life. We proclaim the gospel as the message of salvation, the basis of our new identity, and the means of walking in new life.
OUR ABIDING CENTER
Our Savior calls us to walk in new life through denying ourselves, abiding in His love, and keeping His commandments. We nurture disciples of Christ through biblical teaching and intentional relationships to grow in love of God and love of neighbor, bearing fruit in the power of the Holy Spirit.
OUR DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER
Through the Spirit, diverse people are made into a new family by faith in Christ rather than by a shared human culture or characteristic. We base our fellowship on biblical truths, and in matters of Christian liberty we humbly serve others ahead of ourselves because unity is God’s gift to us and a testimony to the world.
Rev. Joel Passmore, church planting pastor
- Founding member of 2 successful Richmond-area church plants
- Served as worship leader, elder, and associate pastor
- Previous career in engineering and management
- Recommended by Mission to North America’s Church Planter Assessment Center
- Passionate about the church’s Spirit-driven and Christ-centered mission to make disciples of all nations
Overseen by eight local pastors and elders from the James River Presbytery who have over 50 years of church planting experience.
Rev. Kevin Greene
(West End Presbyterian Church, Richmond)
(City Church of Richmond)
Rev. Stanley Morton
(Crown & Joy Presbyterian Church)
(West Hopewell Presbyterian Church)
Rev. Clint Dowda
(Grace Community Presbyterian Church)
(West End Presbyterian Church, Hopewell)
Rev. Sean Sawyers
(Sycamore Presbyterian Church)
(All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church)
This fall we will have three different types of gatherings, each with a distinct place in the planting of New Creation Presbyterian Church:
Once a month on a Saturday
10am-1pm Hosted in core group member backyards
Strengthening our relationships by sharing warm conversation, delicious food, and backyard games.
Once a month on a Sunday
12:30-2pm Hosted at Spring Run Presbyterian Church
Moving forward in our mission with interactive teaching, discussion, collaboration, and prayer.
Twice a month on Tue, Wed, Thu
Hosted in core group member homes
Growing in Christ together through discussion of God’s Word, mutual encouragment, and prayer.
Please reach out for more information or to get involved.
Join us in this new creation endeavor!